One of my goals for January was to read three books. I was not sure how I would get this done but I did! I don’t read much during the school year, but I was so shocked at how much time I was able to read. I would come home and get the backpacks and folders checked, then while Maddi was doing her spelling words I would read with Guy and go over his sight words, and then we would have 20-30 minutes of reading time each afternoon. I would also read after the kiddos went to bed. Brandon was able to watch anything he wanted to on TV and I would sit on the end of the couch, curled up with my book and a blanket. This worked out so well.
Here is what I have been reading lately…
Girl on the Train– This book kept me guessing the entire time. I am really looking forward to watching the movie. This was a fast-paced book with lot’s of thrill and guessing. I was hooked within the first few pages. I really liked how I was drawn to all of the characters and the setting. If you are looking for a book with a little suspense, you should read this one.
A Boy Called “It”- I would highly recommend this book as a “must read” for anyone who works with children in any capacity. I could not put this book down. It was very intense and I cried throughout the book. This book really made me think about how school is a refuge and escape for some of my students. I also realized how important it is to stay vigilant. What a powerful book. There are two other books by Dave Pelzer and I am wanting to read them as well, I just needed to take a break to digest all of this book. I think about it every single day as I greet my students and then say goodbye to them at the end of the day.
The Magnolia Story- I thought I could not love Chip and Joanna any more until I read this book. Somehow I love them even more. I love Joanna’s take on making her family thrive. I also love her outlook on the importance of reaction with her children. Having a home that is centered around her family and having it work for them. I love how they balance each other out and how much they fully trust the Lord and each other. This was a great read.
I thought it would be fun to share other things I have been reading this month as well…
We ended the month reading about winter, Arctic animals, the Groundhog, and the 100th day of school.
The magazines I have read this month…
If you are a fan of Chip and Joanna and Fixer Upper, do yourself a favor and subscribe to this magazine. My mom gifted me a subscription and I have loved reading it all month long. I will be turning to this magazine again and again for tips and tricks.
I love Women’s Health magazine. There are always lots of great things in this magazine.
What have you been reading? When do you find time to read during your busy days? Thanks for stopping by today!
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